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Matt Phillips scored a brilliant long-range strike for QPR.

By Ryan Krasnoo
March 14, 2015

The only thing more impressive than Matt Phillips's 45-yard goal for Queens Park Rangers was the audacity he had to attempt it.

In the 83rd minute of QPR's matchup with Crystal Palace, Phillips received the ball just inside the offensive half, took three touches around the bottom of the center circle, took a glance at net and launched what could be a favorite for goal of the year at the end of the English Premier League season.


(Vine: @CorkGaines)

(Vine: Bleacher Report)

Unfortunately for Phillips & Co., his first goal of the 2014-15 campaign was nothing more than a consolation, as Crystal Palace already had a commanding 3-0 lead and held on to win 3-1.

Crystal Palace now sits in 12th in the EPL table on 33 points, while QPR is currently in the relegation zone in 19th place on 22 points.

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